Inventory of the
Oliver Edwin Hodges fonds

Inventory #F0325

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Fonds/Collection Number:F0325
Title:Oliver Edwin Hodges fonds
Extent:17.0 m of textual records
0.15 m of photographs : b&w ; 11 x 51 cm or smaller
1 audio disc
Biographical Sketch/
Administrative History:
Oliver Edwin Hodges (1915-1993), union organizer and politician, was born in Canada. He served with the National Union of Shoe and Leather Workers as an education officer (1943-1947), the United Glass and Ceramic Workers of North America as a president of District 6. He was also a district organizer for the Canadian Congress of Labour as well as a general representative of the organization in the 1950s. A founding director of the Religion-Labour Council of Canada (1959), Hodges was also a member of education committees in the Canadian Labour Congress. He was a Co-operative Commonwealth Federation candidate in London, Ontario municipal elections and served on its Labour Committee (1947-1949). He was unsuccessful as a CCF candidate in provincial elections in the 1940s and as a federal NDP candidate in 1965. After 1965, he became a collective bargaining consultant. He served as a member of the Ontario Labour Relations Board and was president of Workers' Equity Limited.
Scope and Content:

The fonds consists of correspondence, minutes, newspapers and newspaper clippings, photographs, publications and reports, relating to Oliver Edwin Hodges' union activities in Canada, as well as to the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation.

Restrictions on
Access and Use:
No restrictions on access.
Finding Aid: File list available.
URL of Finding Aid:http://archivesfa.library.yorku.ca/fonds/ON00370-f0000325.pdf
Accruals: The fonds comprises the following accession: 1972-003. Further accruals are expected.
Provenance Access Points:Hodges, Oliver Edwin, 1915-1993

Date of creation: 2002/04/04
Date of last revision: 2003/04/29
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